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Entertainment: Local claims to have seen John Lewis filming their Christmas advert on her street

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Locals in Orpington, Kent, claim to have seen John Lewis filming their highly-anticipated Christmas advert on their street, after spotting fake snow and a large camera crew.

Posting on TikTok, one user uploaded a short video revealing a grassy roundabout drizzled in fake snow, surrounded by professional filming equipment.

Along with the caption "John Lewis advert being filmed up my street", the clip also showed a festive snowman and a leafless tree sprinkled with the white frosted powder. While the retailer keeps its ad incredibly secret, we're certain it put locals in a very festive mood indeed.

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One resident told the Daily Star: "It was really impressive, they made the area look like Christmastime. They covered the big tree in snow to make it look like Christmas. The little girl and the little boy were looking up at the tree and throwing an umbrella to get it down."

a sign on the side of a road: John Lewis Advert 2020 © TikTok/@mlockers John Lewis Advert 2020

Others took to the Orpington Gossip Facebook page to find out what was going on. One wrote, "John Lewis advert can confirm" while another local added: "John Lewis advert filming for chrimbo advert."

It might not be the confirmed location, but the countdown for the official advert release date is on. What do you think it could be this year?

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A recap of 2019's John Lewis Christmas advert

The John Lewis Christmas advert for 2019, entitled Excitable Edgar, told the story of an over-enthusiastic and slightly confused little dragon who can't quite control his fiery breath.

Edgar is best friends with a little girl called Ava, who wants nothing more than for her dragon companion to be able to join in with festive games. But, when Edgar gets over excited when he sees children in the local village making snow men and ice-skating, he bumbles in to join them before realising his hot breath will melt the snow, leaving both the snow man and the ice rink in puddles.

To the sound of Can’t fight this feeling, re-recorded by the lead singer of Bastille Dan Smith, events climax with Edgar accidentally setting the village Christmas tree on fire, even though he had tied a scarf around his nose to stop him breathing. He was so excited, though, that the flames came out of his ears instead. The villagers were not impressed.

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Edgar ends up shutting himself away so he can't spoil Christmas any more than he believes he already has, while Ava waits outside his front door. But finally, Ava, who works in the local bakery, comes up with a genius use for Edgar's fire – lighting the Christmas pudding – and in doing so he brings the community together again.

A recap of 2018's John Lewis Christmas advert

In 2018, the John Lewis and Partners' Christmas advert featured Elton John as the star of the department store's iconic festive campaign.

The Boy & The Piano told the story of Elton's love of music – spurred by a special Christmas gift of a piano from his grandmother as a child.

a person standing in front of a television: John Lewis Elton John Christmas ad © John Lewis & Partners John Lewis Elton John Christmas ad

The ad charted all the major musical moments in Elton's life in backwards chronological order: from putting on the incredible show he's known for today, to flying to his sell-out US tour and recording and performing his first hit, Your Song, which forms the soundtrack throughout.

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